Aside from politics, the biggest topic around my town is the weather. We have had endless gray, cloudy days but little precipitation. Gray is so not my color. As I was leaving the house Tuesday, I looked to the east and grabbed my camera when I saw a little bit of blue sky peeking through the clouds. It actually turned off sunny for a few hours. But we're back to dark and dreary again. Now, I don't mind a few cloudy days. In fact, when it's blazing hot and sunny for days on end in the summer, I long for a few cloudy days. But this is getting to be too much! Even BG commented on it being a bit depressing when he came home from work yesterday. Oh well, we'll get through it. January is almost over, can you believe it?
I have started going through some books and weeding out those I've read and don't want to keep. I'll take them to the upscale/resale shop where many of them were bought. This might take longer than I thought, because I'll open a book to see if I remember reading it and get interested all over again and find myself reading to the very end.
I have started a new book that I will talk about in a future post. It's a topic I'm interested in but I'm finding it a bit of a slow read, so I'm still just a few chapters into it. I want to give it my undivided attention and my attention has been on the news lately.
Just have to say that the news these days leaves me shaking my head and wondering what in the world is wrong with people that think nothing of destroying property and hurting other people. And then there are those crude women wearing stupid pink hats representing a v..... well, I can't bring myself to say it, it's just so asinine. Gads. These people have become completely unhinged and I worry for our country. Our new president is off to a good start, in my opinion, but he certainly has his work cut out for him. Frankly, I think we needed someone who was not entrenched in politics and beholden to special interest groups and lobbyists. I know he is not a perfect man, but there are many biblical examples of God using imperfect, flawed people to carry out His plans. I'm praying for his safety and that he will be the leader we need at this time in our history.
As the chief cook and bottle washer, as they say, at my house food is always uppermost in my mind. That is, what to cook and making sure that I have the pantry stocked with what I need. I went with my daughter to CoMo one evening as she needed several things to stock the kitchen at her early learning center. I also stocked up on some needed items. It's amazing how 2 people can go through so many groceries. BG takes his lunch most days so I have to keep lunch items on hand. The kitties go through their food quickly, it seems. And there are the bird feeders to keep filled. So much food!
After shopping, we treated ourselves to dinner at the Golden Corral. I had a lot of veggies and fried fish. Yum! Okay, so I coated the broccoli and cauliflower with cheese and chose creamed spinach. You only live once! :) By the way, their creamed spinach is sooo good. What is your favorite veggie?
Our son came home over the weekend for a visit. It's always good to have him around. He and his dad watched both football games before he went back home to KC Sunday night. He told me last night that Gates BBQ had reopened in Independence after a fire had destroyed their business a couple of years ago. It was my fav BBQ place. It was a crowded, noisy place but the food was worth it!
While my daughter and I were in Como the other night, we swung by Hobby Lobby and she found this window/mirror for her kitchen wall. The lighter frame is almost the same color as her walls. She had been looking for an old window to put up with a pair of shutters that I have in my garage and intended to do something with some day...you have some of those "some days" too, don't you?...and she never found one in just the right size. When she spotted this mirror/window, she knew this was just what she wanted. It hasn't been hung up yet, but I'll try to get a photo when it is. It's more fun to take photos of her house than mine these days. Some changes are needed here. I'd like to paint my walls, but I'm not sure I'm up to that right now. That sounds like a spring time project...but I already have a list going for spring so we'll see.
Hope your week is going well....happy Thursday to you!